Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Grey Wagtail and Little Egrets return

The end of 2014 to the present day has seen a new visitor; a very attractive Grey Wagtail, trawling through the water-sodden field at the back of the garden. I can't remember if I've seen a Grey Wagtail in our garden vicinity before, so I'll count this one as the first for the garden officially. The water-logged pasture field resided by sad looking 'farm yard' horses has become an annual event now, and whilst its not a particularly seasonal picture, it certainly is attracting plenty of birds. These include plenty of Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, Pied Wagtails, Chaffinches, Yellow hammers, a handful of Common Gulls, 20 Mallards, 2 Moorhens a regular flock of 20 + Meadow pipits, as well as the two regular Little Egrets.

The Grey Wagtail has been visiting the back garden and field edge for 10 days now, so I hope for the chance of better pictures soon.

Yellowhammers have built up to a flock of 8-10 birds
In the drizzle and murk, our daily Litle Egrets search out the Earth worms.

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